JVC Ql-10 Turntable Information

Updated July 19, 2017

The JVC QL-10 turntable is a record player that was manufactured by JVC in the late 1970s for distribution in America, Japan and parts of Europe. It is no longer in production.


The JVC QL-10 can play at both 45 and 33 1/3 RPM, with a LED readout displaying which speed the turntable is spinning. Pressing a button next to the display will switch the speed at which the turntable spins. Other buttons next to the digital display control playback and pitch.


The QL-10 is basically three separate components: A TT-101 direct-drive turnable, a UA-7045 tonearm and a CL-P1 base board, combined and sold together. Both the TT-101 turntable and the UA-7045 tonearm were used on other turntables made by JVC at the time, most of which were also in the QL line.


The QL-10 was advertised by JVC as a high-end turntable. Its quartz lock direct drive motor and built-in servo frequency generator ensured a constant speed when playing records, and its digital controls were touted by the company as some of the fastest available at the time. According to JVC advertising materials, the platter on a QL-10 can reach 33 1/3 rpm speed in less than 0.6 seconds, and the stop time is also less than a second.

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